90 years ago
Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture, L.W. Boggs, reported the discovery of the wheat-joint worm in the Honey Lake Valley. Boggs said the worm’s population was small at the time, but warned the valley’s farmers to take precautions to protect their crops.
65 years ago
A 75-foot high red fire pole replaced the courthouse flagpole, which termites had hollowed. Lassen County purchasing agent, Ken Koken gave the pole treatments to ensure longevity, while Lassen High School students gave their support to the community project by making a large, wooden ball that was placed atop the new pole.
30 years ago
A Westwood fire that burned the Red River Pub, three homes and four garages to the ground was reportedly called the worst community fire in Northern California history.
The blaze also ignited numerous spot fires and badly damaged two other garages before being brought under control by local and state firefighters assigned to fight the flames.
25 years ago
The Lassen Union High School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer a contract to Dr. Allem Coryell to replace Anthony Miscione as principal of Lassen High School. Coryell was later appointed superintendent/principal of the Lassen High School District and served in that capacity until Jane Maxwell took over in the summer of 1992.
20 years ago
Construction of Lassen County’s second state prison has begun. Local, state and California Department of Corrections officials gathered at the new prison site on Rice Canyon Road in Susanville to move the first shovelfuls of earth July 14.
15 years ago
To the relief of many business owners in Portola, Lake Davis is again open for fishing, swimming and other forms of recreation.
Nine months after California fish and Game poisoned Lake Davis to eradicate the predatory Northern Pike, 36,000 trout were placed back in the lake on July 9. During the next few weeks, those numbers will increase to about 750,000 trout, according to Fish and Game officials.
The Grace Foundation of Northern California, an El Dorado Hills rescue group, filed a $20 million suit against Wells Fargo Bank, Bank of America, the banks’ attorney, Tim Ryan, and owner of Whispering Pines, Dwight Bennett.
The Grace Foundation took in 36 horses from Whispering Pines, but claims the horses were donated illegally by the banks and now the foundation cannot legally adopt them out.
The Grace Foundation rejected $400,000 in grants from the banks that claim they never owned Whispering Pines or the horses in question.
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